Sheriff enlists help to fight litter

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has enlisted the help of Keep Oconee Beautiful’s “Kobie the Bear” mascot in the fight against the crime of litter.  And this afternoon Crenshaw announced a social App, through which members of the public can anonymously report litter with the expectation that his office’s environmental services deputy will see to it that the litter is removed within […]

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Poultry growers question the fairness

  Two poultry growers are questioning the fairness of a capacity, (impact) fee that Pioneer Rural Water District charges.  Stacy Foster and Don Burns spoke yesterday at a meeting ofPioneer’s board of directors.  The capacity fee has been charged since 2008, but Foster recommended Pioneer do more to educate everyone about the fee and why it’s necessary.  At yesterday’s meeting, […]

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Meet Padgett Johnson!

One Walhalla Rotarian says a talk given Monday by the high school’s new football coach was well received.  And now the general public has the chance to meet and talk with Padgett Johnson and find out what he has in store for the Razorback football program in 2016 and in the future.  A meet Padgett Johnson night takes place at […]

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Chamber sees strength in numbers

A chamber of commerce leader says the office vacancy in Seneca has given traction to an old idea for which the time may finally be right.  That is, one chamber of commerce serving all of Oconee County.  The Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce, which covers the Seneca area, is looking for a new executive director.  And there’s talk that whoever […]

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Car accident at Walhalla intersection

The police say an accident this morning on Walhalla’s Main Street left one person injured. No citations were issued.  Officer Robbie Johnson quoted both drivers as saying each had a green light.  The accident occurred on Main at N. Catherine–the same intersection where a safety concern was voiced during last night’s City Hall meeting.  The mayor and council were told […]

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Holding the line on the charge to the member cities

The policymakers for the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority had debated the idea of raising the charge for its member cities.  But, in the end, they decided to hold the line on the charge to Seneca, Walhalla, and Westminster.  Walhalla Councilman Lamar Bailes, a member of the JRSA board, told his city colleagues last night that means 2016-17 will be […]

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Utility customers to be allowed to space payments

  Walhalla is considering an ordinance to grant relief to some of its utility customers who, for whatever reason, see their monthly bills spike by $100 dollars or more.  Scott Parris, utilities director, urged the city council to pass an ordinance that would allow customers to space part of their obligation over a three-month period.  According to Parris, there are […]

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A problem for big trucks in downtown Walhalla

  Big trucks, especially log trucks, are having trouble negotiating at least one of the intersections in Walhalla’s new Streetscape.  The problem for trucks making right turns from N. Catherine onto Main came to the attention last night at City Hall, as the city council committees held their monthly meeting.  Russell Price, public works director, said at times street signs […]

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The lartest on Walhalla’s treatment plant project

Pioneer Rural Water intends to build its first treatment plant and draw water from Lake Hartwell.  The City of Walhalla is pursuing a replacement plant at Lake Keowee.  During a committee meeting last night, city utilities superintendent Scott Parris said he’s confident that the design of the new plant will be meet  deadlines. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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No mid-June letting for Pioneer Water

  A timeline provided the board of directors of Pioneer Rural Water projects the long-awaited date for  contractor’s bids to build the treatment plant to be late next month or July.  In that scenario, it’s likely no construction would start until the late fall.  Pioneer is looking for a go ahead from the Rural Development division of the U-S-D-A—the federal […]

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